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wildoat last won the day on 26 April 2016

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    Cotswolds, UK
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    Natural history, Photography, travel, music, sport.
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  1. wildoat

    Behind The Shot: Sunrise In Durban

    A beautiful image that's for sure! cheers
  2. Lol, I have to laugh mate, hope you are well by the way! You are still on your single mission hoping that phones take over the camera market entirely, I still think you are on a hiding to nothing. You see, people actually like making images/photos with something that resembles a camera, phones are for talking to people, though you could also argue photographs are a way of talking to people. Different strokes for different folks. Cheers tony
  3. wildoat

    Photoshopping - a modern problem?

    Ann, You are one of the main reasons for my conversion to photoshop, I resisted for years, so glad I eventually saw the light! And I must add, it was far less painful than I imagined lol. regards tony
  4. wildoat

    Once more, with feeling....

    I'm guessing your Iphone camera will be used for social media, for this they are great, for traditional photography uses, largish prints/displays they are seriously lacking. I have to agree for social media and web based applications they have their uses. cheers
  5. wildoat

    Once more, with feeling....

    Hi Armando, shoot any meaningful event for someone on a mobile phone, then when they decide they would like a decent sized "special" print making that is the time to panic. Mobile phones have a massive way to go before they can produce results approaching what's obtainable from a DSLR(whether full frame, OMD, XT1 sized sensors). Just had this printed for a client, had it been captured with any mobile phone it would not have been possible at the size they requested.
  6. wildoat

    Horse at sunrise

    I'm loving the light, perhaps a three quarter front shot would have had more impact, easier said than done I imagine, lol. cheers tony
  7. wildoat

    Ultimate Big 5 Safari 2016

    Great images Dallas, a real treat! The male leopard in the first image looks to have a build similar to a Jaguar, the male leopards seem to be much more powerfully built than the more athletic, slender females! Hope everyone had a wonderful trip, I'm sure they would have. cheers tony
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    Cheers Dallas, like I said it is personal taste..........
  9. wildoat

    Some HDR

    Maybe you haven't been up at the right time of day in the right place, lol. cheers tony
  10. wildoat

    Some HDR

    Hi Bob, this is excellent, I love the tones and lighting. Just imagine being able to wake up to such a scene, I've just watched a program on the tv about luxury houseboats, I think this is what most of those folks are hoping to be able to experience. Great photo. cheers tony
  11. wildoat


    Unlike Dallas I've never seen a lion in the wild, I've photographed many in captivity but obviously that's not quite the same. In this photo I've made some adjustments which I hope will capture the majesty of the male lion, hopefully it's dramatic, I think so. The colours and rendering are personal choice. I often think of wildlife artists like David Shepherd when dealing with animal portraits, if I could paint or draw this is the sort of image I'd like to be able to create, for this effort it's a modified version of one of my photographs, the best I can do. Please click on the image for the larger view, thanks tony
  12. wildoat

    Three sisters.......

    Hi Armando Thanks for your comment. Wouldn't we all like to escape from time, or at least it's effects, lol tony
  13. wildoat

    The new SELFIE thread

    Mike, this is the definitive smug expression, saying, I have my new lens so go away and leave us alone, lol cheers tony
  14. wildoat

    Three sisters.......

    Lol, I haven't been to the Alps for a few years, unfortunately. These young ladies (thegarnettsisters.co.uk) were part of the entertainment at the Woodall Spa forties festival that is held annualy in the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, their singing was sublime and they were pretty as a picture so I had to photograph them. I can see what you mean by Alpine, their dresses especially. cheers Thanks for your kind words Chris, I'm fine thanks, hope you are too! cheers Thanks Anthony, the processing again was to try and disguise some colourful bright distractions that I couldn't avoid when making the capture. Cheers
  15. wildoat

    Giacomo Agostini........

    Thanks Alan, appreciate your comment. Hi Rags, I always have the same problems at these type of events, when there are people in the background the mass array of differing colours are always a distraction, hence I simplified things, lol Hi Dallas, very kind comment, thanks a bunch. Hi Chris, I think you may be right re the positioning of the bike in the frame, easily rectified as this is a bit of a crop, thanks to the D810 I have room for adjustment without losing too much image quality. Drum brakes, what are they, lol. Do they work? sometimes! lol

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